Samsung Galaxy S5 India launch event scheduled for March 27

 
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Samsung Galaxy S5 India launch event scheduled for March 27
Samsung is all set to launch the Galaxy S5 in India on 27 March. As of now, there is no word whether the Samsung Gear 2, Gear Neo and Gear Fit will also be launched in India on the same day.

Sammy Hub first reported that Samsung will unveil its Galaxy S5 in India on March 27; however, NDTV Gadgets has independently confirmed that the launch event will see the new flagship smartphone.

Update: Samsung has officially sent out invites for the event on Thursday.

However, it's worth pointing out that the Galaxy S5 will be available in India starting 11 April 2014 - the same date as Samsung had announced as global availability (150 countries) at its Galaxy S5 unveiling at MWC 2014.

(Also see: Samsung Galaxy S5 launch price roundup)

Earlier Samsung, leaving no stone unturned ahead of the global release of its new flagship smartphone, announced that its Galaxy S5 smartphone would be globally previewed (hands-on demo) and would also go up for pre-order in more than 61 countries, accompanied by the Gear 2 and Gear Fit wearables.

(Also see: Who stole Samsung Galaxy S5's buzz?)

The biggest new features being touted on the Galaxy S5 by Samsung include a fingerprint scanner on the home button, a heart rate sensor placed near the 16-megapixel camera, and the IP67 certification that makes it dust and water-resistant. The smartphone also features a new design in terms of the back panel now being perforated, and available with four colours at launch, along with optional designer back panels.

For those unaware, the Samsung Galaxy S5 runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat out-of-the-box. It features a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080x1920 pixel full-HD resolution. It comes with 2GB of RAM and will be available in 16GB and 32GB inbuilt storage models, with microSD card expandability up to 64GB. The Galaxy S5 sports a 16-megapixel rear camera with HDR (for video as well), and a 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera.

Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with MIMO functionality, ANT+, Bluetooth 4.0, USB3.0, NFC, and Infrared remote functionality. It features a 2800mAh battery, rated to deliver 21 hours of talktime, and 390 hours of standby time.

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  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery life
  • Camera
  • Value for money
  • Good
  • Fantastic camera
  • Great battery life and performance
  • Innovative software features
  • Compatibility with Samsung Gear accessories
  • Bad
  • Heart rate monitor feature is unreliable
  • Cluttered interface
  • Expensive

Display

5.10-inch

Processor

1.9GHz octa-core

Front Camera

2.1-megapixel

Resolution

1080x1920 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 4.4.2

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

16-megapixel

Battery Capacity

2800mAh
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